MLB Picks: Giants vs. A’s 8/6/22

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San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics

Date: Saturday August 6th, 07:07 ET

Location: T-Mobile Park


Money Line: Giants -200 / Athletics +165

Total Line: 7.5


San Francisco: Carlos Rodón (9-6, 3.0)
Oakland: Adam Oller (1-4, 7.68)

Giants Projected Lineup

Dixon Machado SS
J.D. Davis 3B
Mike Yastrzemski RF
LaMonte Wade Jr RF
Joey Bart C
Wilmer Flores 2B
Brandon Belt 1B
Tommy La Stella 3B
Luis Gonzalez P
Carlos Rodón P

Athletics Projected Lineup

Stephen Piscotty RF
Dermis Garcia 1B
Chad Pinder LF
Ramón Laureano RF
Elvis Andrus SS
Jonah Bride 2B
Nick Allen SS
Sean Murphy C
Skye Bolt CF
Adam Oller P


San Francisco Giants: 51-55-0 SU / OU 51-49-6 / Run Line W/L 47-59-0
Oakland Athletics: 41-66-0 SU / OU 43-57-7 / Run Line W/L 55-52-0

The Oakland Athletics host the San Francisco Giants on Saturday August 6th at T-Mobile Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-200), with an OU line set at 7.5.

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The Giants come into this game having suffered a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. San Francisco’s pitching staff finished the game by allowing 8 hits, leading to 5 runs. Offensively, they finished with just 3 runs on 5 hits. The loss came as San Francisco was the betting underdog, getting 175.0 on the moneyline. When looking at the over-under result, the Giants and Dodgers matched the line set at 8.0 runs. However, for the season, San Francisco still has an overall over-under record of 51-49-6.

Over the Giants’ last 5 contests, they have a record of just 1-4. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -11. San Francisco’s offense is in the middle of a cold streak, as their offensive production has dipped to just 2.8 runs per game over their last 5 contests. So far, San Francisco has won over half of their 34 series played, going 15-14-5.

The Athletics will look to add another win, as in their last game, they defeated the Angels by a score of 8-7. Oakland’s pitching staff gave up 9 hits, leading to 7 Angels runs. In the victory, the Athletics came up with 8 hits and 8 runs. This was a good win for the Athletics, as they were underdogs at 110.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has gone into 89 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 38.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Athletics and Angels combined to surpass the line of 8.0 runs. So far, Oakland has an over-under record of just 43-57-7.

In their last 5 contests, the Athletics have just 2 wins, going 2-3. During this time, the team has a run differential of -3. In their 5 most recent contests, the team is scoring at a rate of 3.0, similar to their season-long average of 3.43. Oakland has a below .500 series record of just 10-22-2.


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Pitching Matchup

San Francisco will roll with Carlos Rodón (9-6) as their starter. In his previous outings, Rodón has lasted an average of 5.86 innings, putting together an ERA of just 3.0. Hits have been hard to come by against the left-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.207. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.51 home runs allowed per 9 innings. On the season, Carlos Rodón has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 32.0%. This includes a per game average of 7.52 K’s per game. In his previous outings, walks have been an issue, as Rodón is averaging 2.85 free passes per outing.

The Oakland Athletics will send Adam Oller to the mound with an overall record of 1-4. To date, Oller has an ERA of 7.68 while lasting an average of 3.18 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.293. Opposing hitters are hitting home runs at an above-average rate against Oller. This year, he is allowing 2.59 HRs per 9 innings pitched. Oller is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 2.33 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 15.0%. Command has been a problem for Oller, as he is giving up 4.89 walks per outing.

San Francisco vs Oakland History

For the season, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics will be playing their 3rd game of the season. Today’s game will be a rubber match for the two teams, as San Francisco and Oakland each have 1 win. Through 2 games, the series over-under record is 1-1, with the average run total sitting at 6.67 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 3.5 runs. Going back to last year, San Francisco won the season series, 4 games to 2. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 2-4, with the average run total being 6.67 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 2.0 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague road games.
  • Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics Prediction

Leading into Saturday’s Bay area matchup between San Francisco and Oakland, the Giants are the heavy favorite on the moneyline. On the season, the Athletics have won just 2 times with Adam Oller on the mound. I don’t see this trend changing as Carlos Rodon should shut down a light hitting A’s lineup.

Free MLB Pick: Giants Moneyline.

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